Press Release


FNBT Announces Promotions | Hinds-Schultz-Lee-Baskin

Release date: 5/27/2022

Beloit, WI – First National Bank and Trust (FNBT) is pleased to announce the following changes within the Retail and Customer Support departments.
 

Photo of Toni HindsToni Hinds has been promoted to Vice President, Retail Operations Manager. She joined the bank in March of 2016 as manager of FNBT’s Elkhorn office, later transitioned to manage the Williams Bay branch and was promoted to Assistant Vice President in 2019. In 2021, Hinds transitioned to Branch Manager of the bank’s Beloit-Grand Avenue office. Now with nearly 15 years of banking experience, Hinds will be responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and communication of all retail procedures, as well as establish and coordinate branch operation standards, facilitate branch audits, research processing differences, and work closely with other areas of the bank on various programs and initiatives. Hinds holds an associate’s degree in business finance and management from the University of Phoenix. Always striving for excellence, Hinds set a goal for herself to complete the Wisconsin Bankers Association’s mortgage lending school and received a mortgage lending certificate. She has also earned the American Bankers Association’s (ABA) leadership certificate. A native of the Delavan and Elkhorn community, and a graduate of Elkhorn High School, she currently resides in Elkhorn with her children, Blake and Cheyenne, boyfriend, Dale, and dog Louie. In her free time, Hinds enjoys riding trails on an ATV, hiking, traveling and sky diving.

Photo of Barb SchultzBarb Schultz has been promoted to Vice President and Branch Manager of FNBT’s Beloit-Grand Avenue branch. Previously the branch manager of the bank’s Janesville location, she will be responsible for day to day operations, coaching and developing branch staff, and providing exceptional customer service. Schultz values the relationships she has built working with the bank’s customer family to provide Sound Advice as they move from one financial life stage to the next. She has more than 20 years of banking experience and holds an associate’s degree from Blackhawk Tech. She has earned certifications from the American Bankers Association (ABA) including ABA Small Business and ABA Management. For the past 10 years, she has spent her free time involved with Junior Achievement and has received the Lifetime Impact Award.

Photo of Penny LeePenny Lee has been promoted to Branch Manager and Officer of the bank’s Janesville office located at 2636 S US Highway 51. Lee joined the bank in 2019, most recently as the manager of the Customer Support team. In her new role, she will be responsible for managing daily operations of the branch and developing staff through training and coaching. She will also work with new and current customers to provide financial expertise through a variety of products and services with a focus on quality customer service. Prior to joining the FNBT, Lee worked for 14 years as a senior team leader for Target. She has received several certificates from the American Bankers Association (ABA) including the Teller, Teller Supervisor, Team Leader, and Personal Banker certificates. Active in the community, Lee has supported many non-profits and donated time to the Harlem Community Center as a baseball coach. She also supported area schools as past treasurer and president of Windsor School’s parent-teacher association (PTA) and Harlem High School’s welding class for a project supporting Miss Carley’s Community Center in Rockford. Additionally, Lee and her husband own and operate Forest City Neighborhood Siding and Windows. Together they have two children, two grandchildren, and two dogs. Lee enjoys fishing and four-wheeling in her spare time.

Photo of Angie BaskinAngie Baskin has returned to the role of Assistant Vice President Customer Support Manager. Baskin started at FNBT in December 2017 as the teller supervisor at the Beloit-Madison Road branch and moved to the customer support department as manager in August 2019. For the past year, she worked in the bank’s Loan Operations department overseeing the post-closing, quality control, and loan scanning teams. Now with more than 15 years of banking experience, Baskin returns to manage the Customer Support and Business Connection teams with increased digital banking responsibilities. Baskin earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Exercise and Sport Science from St. Catherine University in St. Paul, Minnesota and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration with a concentration in Leadership from Aurora University in Aurora, Illinois. In 2011, she received a Banking and Finance diploma from the American Bankers Association (ABA), and has completed all ABA certificates offered through FNBT. In her free time, Baskin is involved with the Humane Society of Southern Wisconsin (HSSW) and serves as secretary on the board of directors. She has also volunteered with Junior Achievement since 2009. She is an avid baker and lives in Janesville with her husband, Brent.

About First National Bank and Trust:
First National Bank and Trust Company is a family-focused, community bank headquartered in Beloit, Wisconsin. Chartered in 1882, First National Bank and Trust has grown to be a leading financial services institution offering products and services for consumers and businesses, as well as trust, retirement services, investment management, brokerage and insurance. We now serve nearly 30,000 households in 13 communities and 16 locations in Southern Wisconsin and Northern Illinois with assets of approximately $1.5 billion. We treat our customers, employees, shareholders and communities like family, with a goal of helping all our families succeed. Providing Sound Advice and delivering an exceptional experience has positioned First National Bank and Trust as a Stateline leader in the industry. For additional information, visit www.bankatfirstnational.com.

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